Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Small moves - an introduction

Here are a few slides to stimulate discussion around weather, climate, models and humanitarian work.  Not quite finished yet - please comment.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Small moves - adding the reanalysis data

Here's the next step in my gradual development of an API for easy access to historical weather data.
The interactive demo is at so please do try it out and leave comments here, or email me.

The next "small move" will most likely be combining this data with other data.  What I'd really like to see is this data combined with datasets of the impact of weather events such as droughts, floods, landslides and wild fires.  That might just happen at #RHOK on the 3rd December 2011 - not long now.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Small moves - CLIMAT data in Fusion Tables

Converting, uploading and merging the CLIMAT records from here - proved quite simple, so I set about building a test web page 

My next "small move"?   I like being able to query a table and then simply show the resulting data in a graph, as above,  so I'll have a go at doing the same with 20th Century Reanalysis data.  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Small moves - WMO Publication No. 9, Volume A

Thinking ahead to RHoK in Oxford and reflecting on (h)activate in the summer - one of the things that pretty much everyone participating in a hackday needs is an API (or many) that does something useful.

So - what weather APIs already exist?

For current weather and short range forecasts there are several to choose from -

Yahoo also has one for forecasts

These are nice, but I couldn't make worthwhile use of them in my work, so maybe there's a niche still remaining for climate and historical weather records. An API for all of that would be a big project. So, small moves...

How about a map of all WMO recognised observing stations from WMO Publication No. 9, Volume A?

Here you go -

Next small move? Getting CLIMAT reports from CRUTEM3 into a table.